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Nebraska Prison Guards Switch From AFSCME to Police Union
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Nebraska Prison Guards Switch From AFSCME to Police Union

LINCOLN, Neb.—State prison and security workers voted overwhelmingly July 19 to switch their union from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees’ state affiliate to the Fraternal Order of Police. The vote was 510-47 to join the newly formed FOP Lodge 88. “The goals are simple: make our workplaces safe, make our jobs…

NYC’s Public Unions Stand Firm In The Face Of Janus
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NYC’s Public Unions Stand Firm In The Face Of Janus

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 decision June 27 was intended to undermine public-sector unions, ruling that it violates nonmembers’ free-speech rights if they have to pay unions fees to cover the cost of representation. But leaders of New York’s main public-sector unions are maintaining an optimistic attitude, saying they can…